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20 August 2003
Get bendy with a spot of yoga
Geri Halliwell
Do the words 'rabbit' and 'headlights' spring to mind?

Madonna had a dabble, Geri Halliwell is a fanatic and now everyone wants a try. The ancient art of yoga is sweeping the nation. We take a look at the craze that'll leave you bendy bodied and spiritually sound.

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The word Yoga, meaning 'union', comes from an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit.

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Yoga has been around for thousands of years but it has only recently caught the media's attention. Favoured by celebs this craze has left La La land and hit the UK. Diet loving Geri might be able to do the moves but is it suitable for us pie loving Lancastrians?

What is yoga?
Yoga is a type of exercise which helps to make you more strong and flexible while at the same time helping you to relax. Some even say it brings the mind and body into harmony! Yoga incorporates a mixture of breathing exercises and yoga positions.

Who can do yoga?
No longer just associated with dippy hippies. Yoga is being embraced by all types of people, young and old. It is made up of various positions, from the basic to the eye watering, so there is something to suit every ability.

What do you need?
Comfortable clothes so that you can stretch and move freely. As yoga becomes more popular the amount of merchandise also grows. You can now buy everything from yoga mats to videos and books.

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